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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Kills A Main Character

If you have not watched the April 23 episode of “Grey’s Anatomy,” ‘How to Save a Life’ stop reading. 

Rest in Peace Derek Shepard.

I could not bring myself to write this article about the recent death on “Grey’s Anatomy,” which killed off a main character Derek Shepard, McDreamy himself.

“It’s been a remarkable ride,” the Patrick Dempsey told TVLine. “The worldwide impact has been extraordinary. It is incredible how devoted and passionate the fans are and I will forever be grateful and humbled by the experience.”

Series creator Shonda Rhimes also released a statement:

Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character — for Meredith, for me and for the fans. I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our ‘McDreamy.’ Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example — happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true — of what young women should demand from modern love. His loss will be felt by all. Now, Meredith and the entire ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ family are about to enter uncharted territory as we head into this new chapter of her life. The possibilities for what may come are endless. As Ellis Grey would say: the carousel never stops turning.

He was a husband to many, not only Meredith. R.I.P., McDreamy.

 

 

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Lifetime Cancels ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ Jim Parson to Host ‘SNL’ And More!

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Lifetime announced drama series “Drop Dead Diva” has been cancelled.

Bazinga! Jim Parson will host “Saturday Night Live” on Saturday, March 1, when the sketch series returns from hiatus. This will be “The Big Bang Theory” star debut on “SNL.”

Patrick Fabian is joining “Grey’s Anatomy.” The actor will recur as a pediatric surgeon who arrives to help Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. TVGuide

Hugh Jackman has been tapped to host Tony Awards for the fourth time, live on Sunday, June 8.

John Leguizamo will guest-star on “The Good Wife” as the new Cook County State’s Attorney. The “EW” star’s character, is described as a well-liked leader intent on making the State’s Attorney’s office fair for everybody. E! Online

Ellen Pompeo & Patrick Dempsey Renew ‘Grey’s’ Contracts , ‘Hostages’ Actor Joins ’24: Live Another Day’ And More!

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“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo have signed new two-year deals with “Grey’s Anatomy”

NBC revealed at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that its second stab at a live musical will be “Peter Pan Live!”

“Greek” alumni Paul James is heading to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital’s “Grey’s Anatomy” in a potentially recurring role. According to the TVLine, his character comes to the hospital to assist with research.

Fox’s “Enlisted” is moving to a new time. The rookie comedy will now air Fridays at 9/8c. The show will effectively swap time-slots with “Raising Hope,” which will now follow “Enlisted” at 9:30/8:30c.

“Hostages” star Tate Donovan joins “24: Live Another Day.” Donovan will play White House Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau.

Jesse L. Martin has been cast as Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) surrogate father. Martin will play Detective West, “an honest, blue-collar cop.” on “The Flash.”

‘Arrow’ Casts ‘Spartacus’ Alumna, FX Orders ‘The Strain’ And More

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FX picks up Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain.” [EW]

“Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes to pen memoir, set to be release in 2015. [Variety]

Hulu renews “Behind the Mask” for a second season.

Anderson Cooper renews his CNN contract through 2016. [The Hollywood Reporter]

“Spartacus” alumna Katrina Law has been cast as Nyssa al Ghul on “Arrow.” Ghul is described as a member of the League of Assassins who arrives in Starling City looking for fellow Assassin Sara Lance, The Black Canary. [TV Guide]

“Entourage” creator Doug Ellin announced Wednesday that production on the HBO comedy’s movie begins Jan. 16. “Getting pumped,” he shared via Instagram.

Sandra Oh Leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

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Sandra Oh is leaving “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Oh who plays the brilliant and sassy Cristina Yang on “Grey’s Anatomy” revealed Tuesday, she is leaving the series after the tenth season, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

“It’s been a great privilege to play the character of Cristina Yang on ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and I am both sad and excited to see where this, her final season will take her,” Oh said in a statement. “It was an emotional and deeply creative decision for me and I feel fully supported by [executive producer Shonda Rhimes] and the writers. It’s so rare in an actor’s life to be able to explore and grow a character so fully, so completely. I am profoundly grateful to everyone at ‘GA’ for the opportunity. I’m excited to celebrate and cherish every moment of my final season on GA with the fans who have made it all possible.”

The five-time Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner has contemplated leaving the series when she signed a two-year contract after season 8.

“I’ve gone through a lot of therapy over this,” Oh told THR. “I started thinking about it because I had to prepare myself. I gave myself two years to emotionally let go. At the end of last season, Shonda [Rhimes] took me aside and said, ‘What are your thoughts?’ I said, ‘I’m ready.'”

Shonda Rhimes said in a statement: “One of the best days of my life as a writer happened the day Sandra Oh walked in my door to audition and forever changed the course of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ with her brilliant, nuanced portrayal of Cristina Yang. Over the past 10 seasons, I have been made better by Sandra’s trust, faith and friendship and I can’t quantify how grateful I am for her collaboration on a character we both love so deeply. This year is going to be bittersweet for us — we’re both going to savor every moment of Cristina Yang and then we’re going to give her the exit she deserves. And when Sandra walks out of my door, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ will be once again be forever changed.”

Original cast members Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. also signed a two-year contract along with Oh.

Despite talk of cancellation, ABC reassured fans: “It’s our intention to have ‘Grey’s’ on the air for many years to come, with as many of the original cast as possible,” ABC said in a statement.

Will you miss Sandra Oh?

“Grey’s Anatomy” returns Sept. 26 on ABC.

Indira Varma Joins ‘Game of Thrones’ And More Casting News

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Indira Varma has joined “Game of Thrones'” upcoming fourth season.

The “Hunted” actress will play Ellaria Sand on the series. Her role is described as “the sexually adventurous paramour of a key new character, Prince Oberyn Martell “The Red Viper” Casts The Red Viper, according to EW.

“Game of Thrones” begins production this month.

More casting news…

“Grey’s Anatomy” has booked Bobby Campo (“Being Human”) and Heather Hemmens (“Hellcats”) to guest-star in its two-hour season 10 premiere, as a firefighter and his cop fiancé. [THR]

Taryn Manning, “Sons of Anarchy” alumna who plays Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett has been promoted to a series regular on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” [Deadline]

“The Bible” actor Diogo Morgado will guest-star as a distinguished and handsome doctor by the name of Dr. Jorge Velez on “Revenge.” [TVLine]

“HIMYM” star has been tapped to reprise her role as Agent Coulson on ABC’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.”  Cobie Smulders will reprise her role as Agent Maria Hill on the series premiere. Acting news was revealed during the “S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” panel at Comic-con.

ABC Fall Premiere Dates Revealed: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 10 to Debut with Two-Hour Premiere

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ABC fall premiere dates were announced Tuesday.

“Grey’s Anatomy” season ten will debut with a two-hour premiere on Thurs. Sept. 26, while “Scandal” returns Oct. 3. Meanwhile, new series “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The Goldbergs,” “Trophy Wife,” and “Lucky 7” all premiere on Tues., Sept. 24.

Check out the full list below:

Friday, September, 6
“20/20,” 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET

Monday, September 16
“Dancing With The Stars,” 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET

Friday, September 20
“Last Man Standing,” 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
“The Neighbors,” 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
“Shark Tank,” 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET

Monday, September 23
“Castle,” 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET

Tuesday, September 24
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET (series debut)
“The Goldbergs,” 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET (series debut)
“Trophy Wife,” 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET (series debut)
“Lucky 7,” 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET (series debut)

Wednesday, September 25
“The Middle,” 8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET
“Back in the Game,” 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET (series debut)
“Modern Family,” 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET
“Nashville,” 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, September 26
“Grey’s Anatomy,” 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, September 29
“Once Upon A Time,” 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET
“Revenge,” 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET
“Betrayal,” 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET (series debut)

Wednesday, October 2
“Super Fun Night,” 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET (series debut)

Thursday, October 3
“Scandal,” 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, October 6
“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, October 10
“Once Upon A Time In Wonderland,” 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET (series debut)

 

Selma Blair Departs ‘Anger Management’ And More Casting News

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“Anger Management’s” leading lady Selma Blair is leaving the series.

Blair, who played Dr. Kate Wales, Charlie’s therapist on the series is leaving the comedy series, according to Variety.

“We are confirming that Selma Blair will not be returning to “Anger Management” and we wish her the very best,” Lionsgate released a statement Tuesday stating the Blair had departed the FX series.

“Anger Management” was picked up for a 90-episode order last summer.

More casting news…

Annet Mahendru “The Americans” is set to guest-star on ‘White Collar” as Katya, who is a talented Russian figure skater with Olympic promise. [TVLine]

‘Grey’s Anatomy” ups Camilla Luddington, Gaius Charles, Jerrika Hinton and Tessa Ferrer to series regulars. [TVLine]

Liv Tyler has been cast to star in HBO’s “The Leftovers” opposite Justin Theroux.

Justin Bruening Joins ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Justified’ Promo Revealed and More!

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Justin Bruening is heading to Seattle Grace.

The “Ringer” alum has been cast to play a paramedic in a recurring role on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” according to TVLine.

Bruening is set to appear late January or early February on the series.

“Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC.

More TV news…

  • Denis O’Hare (“True Blood”) has been booked to guest-star as Father Shea,  a Priest he portrayed on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” in an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: SVU.” [TVGuide]
  • “The Americans,” FX’s new 1980s-set spy drama starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, will debut in Wed., January 30 at 10/9c.
  • Fox has picked up animation series “Murder Police” with a 13-episode order,  from David A. Goodman (“Family Guy”) and Jason Ruiz.
  • J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy is coming to a TV near you. BBC One has picked up the novel for a Television series. [EW]
  • DirecTV will air Kiefer Sutherland’s “24” starting Monday, Jan. 7 at 8/c.
  • Missing “Game of Thrones” as much as we are? Watch the behind-the-scenes clip of the HBO series below.
  • FX has revealed a teaser of “Justified‘s” upcoming fourth season, which kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 8.

‘Touch’ Books ’24’ Alum And More Casting News

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Mykelti Williamson joins Kiefer Sutherland’s “Touch.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “24” alum joins the Fox drama in a recurring role. Williamson will play Lang, a LAPD Det., who has seen it all and possesses a keen sense for the truth.

Annie Wersching Nabs a Guest Star Role on ‘Touch’

Additionally, “Titanic” alumna Frances Fisher will portray Nicole Farington in a recurring role on the drama series. Farington is described as the ultra-competent head of Aster Corps.

“Touch” premieres Feb, 1 on Fox.

In other casting news…

Roma Maffia will appear on “Grey’s Anatomy.” The “Nip/Tuck” alumna will play Roberta, a member of the hospital board in multiple episodes of the drama series. [TV Guide]

“True Blood” actress Janina Gavankar will appear on The CW series “Arrow” as McKenna Hall in a multi-episode arc. [Zap2it] 

Constance Zimmer, “Entourage” vet will appear on “Grey’s Anatomy” in a multi-episode arc. Zimmer has been tapped to play Dr. Cahill, a confident Doctor with a wicked sense of humor. [EW]

“Lost” vet Rebecca Mader has been tapped to play a “”temptress” of sorts” on “30 Rock.” [TVLine]

Eddie Izzard has been cast on NBC’s “Hannibal.” Izzard will play an inmate at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. [EW]